Nest #5042

Nickname: Daydream
Nest substrate: our sailboat!
Nest Location Description: In April two ospreys returned to their nest in a pine tree by Cabin Point Creek but about 10 days later the tree blew down during a storm and became wedged in a smaller tree closer to the ground. The nest was still intact but it was apparently difficult for the osprey to get into their old nest as branches were blocking them. So, they decided to build a nest on our sailboat which is about 70 yards away.
Nest Cam URL:
Monitoring Groups: Chesapeake Bay Osprey Watchers
Latitude: 38.1435775
Longitude: -76.6679375
Followers: None

Past Seasons

Show reports, diaries, and photos from:Current 2014

Activity reports

2014 Nest Activity Report by Tucker
Adult arrival Nestlings 0
Nest Occupied Yes Fledglings 0
Nest Active Yes First chick fledging
Egg laying 05/07/2014 Chicks last observed
Incubation initiation 05/10/2014 Nest failure 06/17/2014
Clutch hatching Reason for nest failure Not sure - last egg disappeared without a trace - never hatched.

Photos of this nest

Nesting Diaries

07/24/2014 by Tucker
As of June 17, there are no eggs left in the nest and no sign of how they disappeared. The adults returned to the nest for a few days and kept rearranging the twigs and debris but then spent the night in a nearby tree. They never stayed long at the nest anymore.

06/10/2014 by Tucker
As of June 2, there is now only one egg in the nest. We don't know what happened - no sign of broken egg shells.